first_img– stress “poor” annual responseCalls are being made to residents of Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice), moreso the Linden community, to support the annual blood drive hosted by the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC).The calls are being made by officials of the medical institution as it continues its quest of saving lives through blood transfusions. In an interview with the Guyana Times, Senior Medical Technologist attached to the hospital, Melanie Sinclair, said response from members of the community has generally been “poor” over the years. She pointed out that there is need for more awareness and education campaigns geared towards motivating people to donate blood. She said more needs to be done in terms of educating members of the public on the importance of so doing.LHC PRO Toshanna Alicock“Because even if you go on television and you say you’re having a blood drive and what is the venue, if persons don’t know why they need to give blood, the importance of it, you find that they won’t come,” she pointed out.She added that the hospital is hoping to expand the blood drive in terms of stakeholder contribution.Meanwhile, LHC’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Toshanna Alicock, said this year, in an effort to improve support for the blood drive initiative, the health institution will be targeting companies to come on board. She appealed to members of the public to show support, noting that one pint of blood can save three lives.“We hope that companies would get on board. We know that they house a lot of employees, so we’re appealing to different companies; that’s the plan. We haven’t sent out official letters as yet, but we’re hoping that the companies would accommodate us…especially corporations… to see how best they can accommodate us for our blood drive this year”, she explained.Alicock said the hospital would also be hosting blood drives at various exhibitions this year. As is customary, she said, the LHC also plans to have a booth set up during the hosting of the annual Linden Town Week event this year to cater for blood donations.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Mark Loux, Ohio State University ExtensionOhio State University weed scientists are in the process of planning cover crop research, and could use your input. Cover crop use has been on the rise in recent years, most commonly for the preservation of soil, reduction in nutrient loss, and suppression of weeds they can provide. Feedback from this survey will allow us to perform trials that are in line with practices common in the state of Ohio and thus generate more impactful results. Thank you!Please take our five second survey! read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Benitez now free to walk out of Newcastleby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRafa Benitez could walk out of Newcastle United today.The Mirror says the only thing keeping manager Benitez from walking out before now has been the £6million he would have had to pay to his sportswear tycoon boss for breaking his contract.But that clause has now expired, and Benitez can quit St James’ Park for nothing.However, he recognises any movement in the manager’s chair could end in relegation disaster.Even though he is putting his managerial head on the block by staying put, he doesn’t want to turn his back on the Geordie fans. last_img read more

first_imgGary Pinkel after big win against BYU.Gary Pinkel DanceMissouri head coach Gary Pinkel announced yesterday that he would stepping down at the end of this season due to health reasons. Whether it’s been his team’s up-and-down season, the unrest on campus, or his personal battle with lymphoma, Pinkel has faced more than his fair share of adversity this fall. So perhaps that’s why the scene following Missouri’s 20-16 win over BYU tonight was so touching. After the game, Pinkel’s players surrounded him, chanted his name, and urged him to dance. The veteran head coach obliged, and appeared to get emotional in doing so. “and the GP, GP ayyyyyyy chant has erupted” among players— Ashley Zavala (@ZavalaA) November 15, 2015Dance Gary Pinkel. Dance.— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) November 15, 2015That’s awesome. Hats off to Pinkel and his team.last_img read more

first_imgMcDonald said he’s proud of the RCMP for their work, and thanked the public for the support in what proved to be a very difficult and dangerous investigation.Update: Daon Glasgow has been arrested without incident in Burnaby. Press conference at 10 am, 14355 57 Ave, Surrey.— Surrey RCMP (@SurreyRCMP) February 3, 2019The Serious Crimes Unit worked with the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team, Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service, Air 1 and Burnaby RCMP to make the arrest.Glasgow, 35, was previously found guilty of shooting and killing a man at a Surrey McDonalds in 2010. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and banned from owning weapons for life.The Transit Officer who was shot, 27-year-old Cst. Josh Harms, has been released from the hospital since the incident.He was treated at Royal Columbian Hospital and went home late Wednesday evening.Interim Transit Police Chief Officer Barry Kross said on Sunday that Harms is at home recovering, and doing well.D/Chief Kross @TransitPolice provides an update on Cst Josh Harms who was shot on Jan 30th. Cst Harms is doing well and at home recovering.— Surrey RCMP (@SurreyRCMP) February 3, 2019With files from Lauren Boothby, Denise Wong, Taran Parmar, Lasia Kretzel and Ash Kelly. SURREY (NEWS 1130) – Surrey RCMP have arrested Daon Glasgow, believed to be the man who shot and injured a Transit Police officer at the Scott Road SkyTrain station in Surrey at 4 pm on Jan. 30, 2019.Please share: video released of the suspect who shot a @TransitPolice officer earlier today. We are actively searching for him. Call 911 if you see him.— Surrey RCMP (@SurreyRCMP) January 31, 2019In a press conference Sunday morning, Surrey RCMP said Glasgow was arrested at a fourplex in Burnaby at 5:30 am. No one was injured during the arrest.Police said all tenants were evacuated before they moved in, and three other people in the unit were detained but released a short time later.Assistant Commissioner Dwayne McDonald wouldn’t say what exactly tipped police off to Glasgow’s location, or the suspect’s relationship with those in the unit with him at the time of his arrest.Glasgow was arrested at a fourplex in Burnaby this morning. this was a very high risk case, all tenants were evacuated before the arrest. Three other people in the same unit were detained but released a short time later. Charges for the shooting haven’t been laid yet. @NEWS1130— Taran Parmar (@Tarankparmar) February 3, 2019last_img read more

first_imgThe Bangladesh High Commission celebrated Bangladesh at the Indian Habitat Centre in the Capital from Thursday to Friday. The numerous people who filled the stein auditorium experienced not only one form of expression but many. Together, at the same time, we were all a part of poetry, music, dance, drama, recitation, expressions and Tagore! The Commission had gathered a rather gifted troupe from Shadhona, led by prominent dance proponent, Lubna Mariam from Dhaka showcasing the brilliance of the Bengali performing traditions from Bangladesh for the evenings! Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The first day of the event saw From Finite to Infinite: The Spirit of Bangladesh. From Finite to Infinite, or Atma theke Paramatrna, was a presentation of the mystic musical- dancing traditions of Bangladesh which inherently believe that the finite body has the potential to realize the infinite creative principle through earthly practices. Through centuries these practices have empowered the common man to think beyond the normative confines of sectarian beliefs. The performances, including Buddhist Charya, Vaishnava Manipuri, Brahrro and Baul, give a historical perspective of the traditions, through music and dance; while reflecting the essence of the spirit of Bangladesh. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixOn the second day we had Towards Light or Alor pane praner chawla. It is a geeti-nritya alekhya, or presentation through words and movements, that describes the, almost, indescribable journey of our prana, or life force, towards the illuminating light of gyaan or knowledge. It was based on excerpts of songs and poems by Rabindranath Tagore, who himself was continuously journeying towards enlightenment. Lubna Marium — aesthete, danseuse, dance pioneer, teacher, choreographer and impresario is a pioneering figure in the contemporary South Asian cultural scenario. Daughter of illustrious parents Colonel Quazi Nooruzzaman and Professor Sultana Zaman, Lubna Marium has dedicated a lifetime to the promotion of culture, particularly dance and other performing arts. She is the director of Shadhona — a center for promotion of South Asian performing arts, and principal of Kalpataru — a school of dance, music and arts in Dhaka.  Shadhona has done some pioneering work in reviving almost extinct dance/martial arts forms – Lathi Khela and Charya dance. Lubna Marium in an interview says, ‘at Shadhona, we have been working on a folk-narrative, and needed movements that better express the narrative. That started me off on a search for indigenous dance forms. I was astonished to find, in Bangladesh, some beautiful performing traditions which included vibrant dance forms – Padmar Nachon, Lathikhela, Jari. We couldn’t just learn these traditions and ignore the practitioners who have nurtured and preserved them with almost no patronage. Thus the ‘Robi Cholo Lathi Kheli’ project started. Similarly, we are working on a Buddhist narrative, which incorporates the ancient “Charyapada” lyrics. Again, I went a-searching and found Charya Nritya – a tantric dance which has its own set of hand-gestures. This led me to researching into the origins of our language of hand-movements. In fact, my interest is in the entire gamut of work dealing with the body-mind connection, on which practices like ‘yoga’ are based.’ Bangladesh of course gave its best! And let’s say, Delhi welcomed Bangladesh with warm hearts.last_img read more

first_img In a legislative session that did not adjourn until 3 a.m. on Thursday, the Michigan House – with the help of Rep. Gary Howell of North Branch – approved legislation that will aid in the preservation of retirement benefits for police, firefighters and other local government employees.The legislation will help identify local governments most at risk of bankruptcy or severe financial hardship due to underfunded retirement plans. The legislation sets up a system to help guide local governments to solid financial footing, so they can continue to pay for promised retiree benefits and public services. The goal of the legislation is to prevent the loss of retirement benefits such as what happened in the Detroit bankruptcy.“I sponsored and voted for this legislation to protect the retirement benefits of our firefighters, police and other municipal employees,” Howell said after voting in favor of the package of bills. “They have worked hard to earn these benefits, and they deserve them. This legislation will start the process of making sure local governments are serious about doing what needs to be done to preserve these benefits.”Michigan’s local government employee retirement systems have unfunded liabilities fast approaching $20 billion. The legislation working its way through the Legislature aims to help communities improve their plans’ finances.The legislation utilizes recommendations from a task force assembled by Gov. Rick Snyder earlier this year. The task force included representatives of police, firefighters, local governments, and state legislators.The reform legislation mandates some level of pre-funding to ensure every local unit has a start in paying for municipal employee retirement plans. The legislation creates a reporting system with uniform, realistic financial and accounting standards for local government retirement plans. An early detection system will help identify potential funding problems and allow local governments to act quickly to mitigate them. Communities will be vetted through a state treasurer’s fiscal impact evaluation and retirement systems will be flagged as underfunded when municipalities aren’t meeting set criteria to alleviate their debts.Howell noted that the Lapeer County Board of Commissioners, the Lapeer District Library, and the Village of Columbiaville are local examples of “great foresight and fiscal responsibility” in the area of retiree benefits.“I applaud their efforts,” Howell said. “They set good examples for local governments throughout Michigan to follow as they tackle this issue.”The package of bills, including House Bills 5308 and 5309 which are sponsored by Rep. Howell, advances to the Senate for consideration.##### Categories: Howell News,News 07Dec Rep. Howell: Reform plan will help ensure police, firefighters get retiree benefits they deservelast_img read more